Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Celebrate The 50th Anniversary Of The National Wild And Scenic Rivers Act

This is a very special year.  On October 2, 1968, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act to preserve certain rivers with outstanding natural, cultural, and recreational values in a free-flowing condition for the enjoyment of present and future generations. This year we celebrate its 50th anniversary. Thanks to the Wild and Scenic Act, the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Rivers have been protected for future generations.  Join the celebration this year. Save these dates and look for more information soon!

Riverfest - June 16 & 17th 
Anniversary Celebration - Oct 14th

Visit The Sudbury, Assabet, And Concord Wild And Scenic River Stewardship Council To Learn More About Upcoming Events

 

Capture Your River Contest!

As part of this year's celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Act, you have the opportunity to share your images of the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Wild and Scenic River in our online photo contest!

Submit images to the SuAsCo photo contest and celebrate 50 years of Wild and Scenic River protection! Share your moments and experiences with others, and be entered to win 50th anniversary prizes.

Entering is simple.  Upload photos to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using the #mysuasco hashtag, and follow and tag one of these three accounts:

On Facebook:  @SuascoRSCRiverfest
Instagram:  @Mass_DEP
Twitter:  @MassDEP

For More Information On The Capture Your River Contest Click Here

 

The Garlic Mustard Challenge In New England

The Garlic Mustard Challenge is a collaborative effort to restore and protect natural ecosystems. The goal is to encourage people to get out on the land and care for local natural areas in a fun and engaging way! 2017 is our fourth year to rally volunteers across New England.

Dates: Late April through early June

Location: Anywhere in New England that garlic mustard is present.

Who: Anyone can participate! Pull in your own backyard, in a beloved nearby conservation area, with friends, with volunteers, or with a school group.

How: Keep track of how much or how many bags of garlic mustard you've pulled and report your bags!

Visit The Garlic Mustard Challenge In New England For More Information

 

"Eat It and Defeat It" Garlic Mustard Pull 

Sudbury Weed Education and Eradication Team

Town-wide Pull May 1st to May 30th 

Kick-Off Saturday May 5th 

  • 10am - 1pm 
  • DPW Parking Lot Old Lancaster Road

Disposal Days

  • Saturday May 19th and Sunday June 3rd
  • 10am - 1pm 

For More Information Click Here

 

Citizen Science Training: Help Us Track Invasive Species

Sponsoring Organization: Sudbury Valley Trustees

About this Event: Sudbury Valley Trustees (SVT) will be mapping invasive species at our Forty Caves/Garfield Woods property in Berlin, Massachusetts. This is a beautiful property with unique geology and important habitat that needs protecting. Invasive species pose a major threat to this habitat, and mapping is our first step to successful management. This training is the first of two and will prep volunteers on plant identification and SVT's grid mapping protocol. The mapping will occur from mid-May to early July, and we are looking for volunteers who can contribute around 4 hours total on the property; you pick the time! This is a great opportunity for citizen scientists to get outside and gain new skills! Volunteers will learn how to navigate with the ArcGIS Explorer app and identify/record the presence of invasive species.

What to Bring: Long pants, closed-toe shoes, sunscreen, bug spray, water, smartphone (if you have one)

Event Details: Thursday May 3, 2018, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Meet at the Berlin Town Offices in Berlin, MA. Sign-up using the button, below! A follow-up training will take place during the week of May 15th (date and time TBD based on what works best for volunteers who attend the first training). Flexible shifts afterward

Questions? Contact Paige Dolci at pdolci@svtweb.org or 978-443-5588 ext. 137.

 

Training & Citizen Science Opportunity: Learn to Track Invasives with EDDMapS!

 

Sponsoring Organization: Sudbury Valley Trustees

About this Event: EDDMapS, or the Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System, allows for the real- time tracking of invasive species to be displayed on local and national distribution maps. This data collection is then used to inform regional invasive plant control efforts. SVT’s training will include both an indoor tutorial on the EDDMapS website and an outdoor training utilizing the Outsmart Invasive Species app, which allows for EDDMapS reporting in the field.

What to Bring: Long pants, closed-toe shoes, sunscreen, water

Event Details: Saturday, May 19, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Meet at Wolbach Farm in Sudbury, MA. Sign-up using the button, below!

Questions? Contact Paige Dolci at pdolci@svtweb.org or 978-443-5588 ext 137.

 

 

Basic Wetland ID and Delineation 

This two-day course introduces the principal elements of wetland identification including wetland hydrology, hydric soils, and hydrophytic plants. We will identify plants in the field, place a delineation line, and utilize web resources. Recommended gear includes a field notebook, field guides, soil color charts, an auger, and rainwear. Bring a bag lunch. Some preclass reading is required.

Friday, June 1, and Saturday, June 2, 2018, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Location: Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA

Program Code: WET2010

Instructor: Alan Anacheka-Nasemann

Fee: $160 (Member) / $200 (Nonmember)

Limit: 12

Certificate: Core: Adv.FB; Elective: FB

CEU: NOFA AOLCP: 14 CEUs; MCLP 3.5 CEUs

Cosponsor: Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions

Visit The New England Wild Flower Society For More Information 

 

Wetland Plant ID 

Some of the most productive ecosystems on earth are wetlands, but apart from their proximity to water, wetland habitats vary considerably. This is your chance to learn about the indicator plants of different wetland habitats, including shrubs, wildflowers, sedges, grasses, ferns, and some aquatic species. Class starts with a lecture that will present images of wetland plants then head to a field site with a variety of wetland plant communities. Bring a hand lens, lunch, and water; be prepared for wet feet.

Saturday, June 9, 2018, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Location: Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA

Program Code: WET1000

Instructor: Ted Elliman

Fee: $80 (Member) / $96 (Nonmember)

Limit: 16

Certificate: PDW; Adv.FB; Elective: all certificates

CEU: NOFA AOLCP: 6 CEUs; MCLP 1.5 CEUs

Cosponsor: Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions

Visit The New England Wild Flower Society For More Information